OK, guys. So the comeback story is finally hitting the rest of the media. As I type this, Neil Best's article is the front page, top headline, red print, on Drudge Report. (Congrats to Neil!)
This, right now, is the calm before the storm. Depending on when Citadel officially announces its new contract, there is going to be a huge, huge, media blitz.
There's one problem with this. First off, we're going to see a lot of Mr. Brawley and Mr. Hymietown. Then we're going to have to read their online counterparts. I'm hoping that I won't get a lot of comments like "DNO IMUS IZ TEH RASIST!!!!!111!!!," but it may happen.
Even worse, we're going to have to hear all these pundits compare Don Imus' actions to the Holocaust, how he singlehandedly erased all of Susan B. Anthony's work, how every time he sneezes a black person gets shot, etc. (Seriously, hearing accusations like those was like hearing a twisted version of the "Chuck Norris Facts.")
But consider all this an act of contrition - it's something we're inevitably going to have to endure before we get the gang back. It's either this, or it's having him come back to the airwaves with no media attention at all. And who wants that?
So get your patience, your smile, your gumption, your debating skills, and your snarky sense of humor in gear. Those tools are what will keep you sane during the oncoming wave of ignorance. Just remember that at least there will be a party afterwards.